George Clooney Bashes Russell Crowe & Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor George Clooney has given an extremely candid interview in the new issue of Esquire. Perhaps even too candid – but if anyone can get away with fellow celeb-bashing, it’s George, he has immunity at this point. George commented that Russell Crowe wasn’t very nice and said some bad stuff about him an interview, and when George wrote to him to tell him he was only giving People magazine something to write about, Crowe sent him an apology book of poetry. George said he sent it to:

“apologise for insulting the shit out of me, which he did”.

George says the actor:

“picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.'”

He also slammed Leonardo DiCaprio (albeit more gently) saying he has no one in his life to keep him balanced:

“How important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what, I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”

Luckily, George isn’t alienating all of Hollywood’s big male stars – he’s still close to Brad Pitt and is even in awe of how Brad deals with work and family. He said that Brad took ‘World War Z’ in to his own hands when other people involved were destroying it:

“For a long time now, Brad has been the biggest movie star in the world … He’s bigger than me, bigger than DiCaprio. And I really admire how he deals with that. It’s not easy for him. We met up … we drank a lot of vodka and he just said, ‘This one’s going to kill me, man.’ It was a huge reshoot and Brad was putting it on his shoulders. He picked it up and put it on his shoulders and took it away from all the people who were screwing it up. Carried it over the finish line. Got it made into a film that was well reviewed and made a lot of money.”